The Roles of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in Assisting Refugees: From Malaysia Context

  • Hemamalani Kunapalan School of International Studies, College of Law, Government and International Studies, Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM)
  • Norafidah Binti Ismail School of International Studies, College of Law, Government and International Studies, Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM)
  • Aminurraasyid Bin Yatiban School of International Studies, College of Law, Government and International Studies, Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM)
Keywords: refugees, non-governmental organisations, government policies, humanitarian efforts

Abstract

This conceptual paper is to determine the contribution of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO’s) in Malaysia towards refugees in terms assisting to provide basic accommodation. The main questions in this study is how NGO assisting refugees to access basic facilities in Malaysia. This study also will address the responses and challenges faced by refugees to access basic necessities. NGO’s in Malaysia has various responsibilities in assisting refugees especially issues related to the serious illness and place for settlements. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) role in leading NGO’s in Malaysia in providing international protection and long-term solutions with cooperation from government policies will be discussed. Execution of policies and programs has many challenges and limitations which will be discussed in this conceptual paper.

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Published
2020-05-17
How to Cite
Kunapalan, H., Ismail, N. and Yatiban, A. (2020) “The Roles of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in Assisting Refugees: From Malaysia Context”, Malaysian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (MJSSH), 5(5), pp. 89 - 94. Available at: https://msocialsciences.com/index.php/mjssh/article/view/401 (Accessed: 6June2020).
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